Middle School Ministry is a real challenge. What to do with it, how do we treat these kids. Run a 6th – 8th grade ministry? Do 5th-6th grade and a 7th – 8th grade? Some school districts & churches have middle school as 7th – 9th grade and high school as 10th -12th grade.

The Christian Post had an article on “Forgotten Middle School Ministry“. Pretty interesting. I was wondering if I could hear from you. What do you do? What do you think? Please share your comments.

As some of you may know Cheryl and I home educate our kids. Kelvey though is taking band at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, and she is in 5th Grade. We are in the Des Moines School District – they do middle schools (6th – 8th grade) and she would have to take band at Hiatt Middle School next year. She is a young 5th grader (we started her early), and do not think that is the best environment for her, so we’ve decided to get her enrolled next year at Four Mile Elementary School, which is in the S.E. Polk School District. Our church, Valley Church, has a 5th/6th grade ministry (Route 56) which Kelvey just loves. The student ministries at Valley just started a combined junior high/senior high service on Sunday mornings.

Anyway, I’d love to hear your thoughts about what churches should do, and what school districts should do. Thanks!

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